ICWA is a vibrant community of Fellows and Members who share our dedication to global understanding. Benefits include exclusive access to our Fellows’ reports and invitations to special events and seminars.
ICWA identifies and cultivates rare potential by immersing promising young individuals in the study of a country, region or globally important issue, positioning them to become leaders in their fields. Watch here to learn how the ICWA Fellowship transforms lives.
The ICWA Fellowship nurtures deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures by supporting each Fellow’s self-designed program of independent study abroad for a minimum of two years.
Robbie Corey-Boulet I May 1, 2015OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – On Nov. 1, 2014, the day after Blaise Compaoré resigned as Burkina Faso’s president and fled the capital in a convoy, abruptly ending his nearly three-decade hold on power, a 40-year-old man named Prosper looked on as an opposition lawmaker exulted over the autocrat’s hasty departure while giving a radio interview ...Read more
Allyn Gaestel I May 1, 2015LAGOS, Nigeria–Election day dawned cloudy and cool in Lagos; an odd tranquility filtered through my window. I heard birds, and the wind, rather than the normal honking and hawking—the ambient sounds that permeate the air here, fueling what seems to be endemic insomnia among its residents. The silence was particularly notable after the clamor of ...Read more
Neri Zilber I May 29, 2015Neri Zilber, who completed his ICWA Fellowship in Israel and is now a journalist and researcher on the Middle East, has written a new piece for Foreign Policy. In the article, Zilber discusses the future of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Isreli government and how he has cemented his grasp on political power. Read the article at Foreign ...Read more
Suzy Hansen I May 22, 2015Suzy Hansen’s piece, “A Finance Minister Fit for a Greek Tragedy” is featured in the New York Times Magazine. Hansen’s article takes an in-depth look at the tactics of Greek Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and Greece’s precarious place in the European Union. Click here to read it.Read more